Tuesday, April 13, 2021
April 13, 2021

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Letter: Hold representative accountable


In light of recent events, it has come to my attention that Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, voted against the stripping of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia of her committee assignments.

Rep. Taylor Greene has said harmful words and spewed countless conspiracy theories that are just completely wrong and false. In 2019, she interrupted a teen survivor of the Parkland school shooting, name-calling him a “coward.” In addition to that, she has mentioned that school shootings such as at Sandy Hook and Parkland were hoaxes.

In another account, she implied that the 9/11 terrorist attacks were false, exclaiming, “It’s odd, there’s never any evidence shown for a plane in the Pentagon.”

These are just a few of the many ridiculous claims that she has made. Not only are these actions harmful to school shooting survivors and 9/11 survivors, but it also has a lingering effect on American society and government. I hope Rep. Herrera Beutler reconsiders her stance on this and votes in favor of stripping Rep. Taylor Greene of her committee assignments following her ridiculous claims.

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